In July 2016, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) fell marginally compared to levels in July 2015, from $237.4 million to $ 237 million, ITTO reported.
On the other hand, the value of pine sawnwood exports increased 0.7% year on year from $27.6 million in 2015 to $27.8 million in the first half of this year. In terms of volume, exports of pine sawnwood increased 18.5% over the same period, from 124,000 cubic metres to 47,000 cubic metres.
Similarly, tropical sawnwood exports increased 19.6% in volume, from 27,100 cubic metres in July 2015 to 32,400 cubic metres in July this year and but the value of exports rose just 9% from $13.6 million to $14.8 million, over the same period.
Brazil’s pine plywood exports declined in July 2016 (-1%) in comparison with exports in July 2015, from $34.2 million to $33.9 million but the volumes shipped jumped almost 27% from 102,900 cubic metres to 130,300 cubic metres, during the same period.
As for tropical plywood, July 2016 exports increased 31% in volume (from 9,700 cubic metres to 12,700 cubic metres) and export revenues increased around 9% from $4.6 million to $5 milion.
It came as a disappointment that July 2016 exports of wooden furniture fell around 6.5% year-on-year.
Source : lesprom.com